Spicy Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing Recipe

  • 1 pound asparagus, cooked, drained and cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 sweet red pepper, seeded and cut into strips
  • 8 ounces spaghetti or Chinese wheat noodles, cooked and drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 2 tablespoons grated gingerroot
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Chinese chili sauce
  1. Place the asparagus in a large bowl. Add the lettuce, sprouts, mushrooms, and pepper. Add the spaghetti or Chinese noodles. Sprinkle with the scallions, ginger, and garlic; toss gently.
  2. Place the peanut butter in a medium bowl. Stir in the broth. Whisk in the vinegar, soy sauce, honey, oil, and chili sauce. Pour over the salad and toss.